Diversity Committee

The College of Education Diversity Committee makes recommendations to Dean Bruce Johnson regarding diversity in the college. Recommendations include:

  • Creating educational or professional development programming related to diversity
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Publicizing diversity-related events
  • Making recommendations for student orientations
  • Creating a process for members of the college community to express diversity-related concerns

The committee also is responsible for reviewing the college’s Diversity Action Plan annually to ensure the college is continuing its effort to implement its recommendations.

If activities related to diversity and inclusiveness are mandated by the university, the committee is responsible for executing these activities.

Diversity Scholarly Speaker Series

The committee just launched the Diversity Scholarly Speaker Series to address critical issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To show the promise the College of Education has in being a leader throughout the world in driving conversations about equity in education, the committee has lined up five speakers for 2021. These speakers are experts in working with underserved populations on issues of racism, disability, and higher education (specifically, issues of college access, equity, and college persistence for undocumented Latina/o students and Indigenous college students).

After engaging in these conversations on current research, the committee will help translate the resulting concepts into practical recommendations for action for faculty, staff, students, and our communities.

Mini-Grant Program

The University of Arizona College of Education (COE) Diversity Committee is funding a pilot Diversity & Equity Mini-Grant for a community project that is designed to strengthen vibrant communities and cultures, promote civic engagement, and spark thoughtful community dialogue on diversity, inclusion, and equity. This mini-grant is designed to support bold and innovative projects that are meaningful to our college and local communities. Special consideration will be given to proposals that advance equity for underserved, often marginalized, populations.

All University of Arizona COE affiliates: students, staff, instructors, and professors are eligible to apply.

The maximum award amount is up to $5,000. Multiple proposals may be awarded. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for proposed projects, but the amount requested may need to be negotiated.

  • Capital improvements
  • Projects that promote individual gain only
  • Regranting, sub-awards, scholarships, prizes, or gifts
  • Websites, or other related materials, used to solely promote an organization
  • Professional development programs, training, conferences, or activities geared for membership organizations, associations, or institutions
  • Activities aimed primarily at fundraising, marketing, or institutional advancement
  • Before submitting the application, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the guidelines carefully. Please note that all grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are dependent on the availability of funds.
  • Applications are due on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 5 pm (Arizona Mountain Time).
  • All submitted Mini-Grant Project proposals are reviewed by the COE Diversity sub-Committee members.
  • Before submitting your final application, please review your application.
  • Expected award date is around April 11, 2022
  • If partial funding is awarded, applicants may be asked to submit a revised budget.
  • Execution and implementation of project, as well as completing it within one year.

Application submission is closed.